Hi, I’m Josiah. I do a lot of different things, like music, programming, real estate investing, and stock trading. I also do some weird stuff like travel hacking, international diversification, and random other adventures like mountaineering and scuba diving. This site mostly serves as a springboard to my other projects (see below), though I hope to also use it as an anchor for my quantified self activities.

Life Ambitions

  • To be involved in interesting projects and businesses all the time
  • To be able to explore interesting places and do interesting things
  • To be involved in the lives of other people like my grandparents were, mentoring and offering support wherever I can, and learning from others as I go

Current Projects

  • Easycators: my ThinkOrSwim download site featuring indicators and such
  • German language
  • Multiple citizenships
  • Another round-the-world trip, this time with my wife Tiffany
  • Various quantified self pursuits while working on fat loss, muscle growth, and improving sleep
  • A travel, investing, and personal development blog


  • Born in 1983 in Charleston, WV
  • Had free-spirited parents and moved all over the U.S. while growing up
  • Learned to code in AppleSoft BASIC on my grandmother’s Apple IIgs at around 10-11 years old
  • Spent most of my formative years on a hillside farm driving tractors, moving mountains, felling trees, and building things
  • Spent my teen years learning music, being a worship leader, touring and singing harmony with all-vocal music groups, and finally launching a band called The Redding Brothers in 2003
  • To help the band, I learned some basic web development with CMS like Joomla, WordPress, and Drupal
  • Traveled to 10 countries with the band in 2008
  • Passed real estate exam and got license in 2009, soon after the market crashed. Bought a few investment properties.
  • Eventually went back to college in 2011
  • Traveled around the globe in 2012 with my brother Micah, visiting 14 countries and meeting 1 Peruvian leprechaun
  • Finished college in August 2013, earning a Bachelor of Business Administration in Computer Information Systems
  • While in college, I started learning about technical day trading in stocks and other markets
  • After college, I finished grad school in a year in 2014 with an M.S. in Computer Information Systems
  • Have been trading, managing rental properties, and working on various web development projects ever since



  • I’m a PK / preacher’s kid
  • Lived in 6 different states, multiple times: WV, OR, WA, OH, OK, TN
  • My family lived in the loft of a barn for 3 months one winter when I was a kid
  • Certified advanced open water diver
  • I play one computer game only: Starcraft
  • Travel experience in 48 U.S. states, 29 countries, 6 continents, and multiple war zones
  • I’ve healed headaches, made it snow for Christmas, and seen a leprechaun 🙂
  • Josiah = Yoshiyahu = יֹאשִׁיָהוּ = “Yahweh heals”


  • INFJ ?
  • Type 4 Enneagram ?

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Visiting Every Country on Earth: My Travel Map

Countries I’ve Visited So Far:

  1. USA
    1. All 48 contiguous states
    2. Puerto Rico
  2. Canada
    1. British Columbia
    2. Alberta
    3. Ontario
    4. Quebec
  3. UK
  4. Australia
  5. New Zealand
  6. Armenia
  7. Germany
  8. Switzerland
  9. Austria
  10. Italy
  11. Spain
  12. Egypt
  13. Djibouti
  14. Jordan
  15. Saudi Arabia
  16. UAE
  17. Qatar
  18. Bahrain
  19. Kuwait
  20. Afghanistan
  21. Kyrgyzstan
  22. Russia
  23. Hong Kong
  24. Singapore
  25. Thailand
  26. Nepal
  27. Bangladesh
  28. Chile
  29. Peru
  30. Mexico

United States High Point Summits:

  1. Mt. Rainier, WA – August 3rd, 2018
  2. Black Mountain, KY – June 24th, 2020
  3. Mt. Rogers, VA – June 25th, 2020
  4. Mt. Mitchell, NC – June 25th, 2020
  5. Sassafras Mountain, SC – June 26th, 2020
  6. Brasstown Bald, GA – June 26th, 2020
  7. Clingman’s Dome, TN – June 27th, 2020
  8. Woodall Mountain, MS – July 11th, 2020
  9. Mount Magazine, AR – July 11th, 2020
  10. Black Mesa, OK – July 12th, 2020
  11. Wheeler Peak, NM – July 14th, 2020
  12. Humphrey’s Peak, AZ – July 16th, 2020
  13. Boundary Peak, NV – July 20th, 2020 – Also visited lowest point in U.S. at Death Valley near the same time
  14. Mt. Elbert, CO – July 30th, 2020
  15. Mt. Sunflower, KS – July 31st, 2020
  16. Taum Sauk Mountain, MO – August 1st, 2020
  17. Cheaha Mountain, AL – April 9th, 2021
  18. Britton Hill, FL – April 9th, 2021
  19. Guadalupe Peak, TX – June 9th, 2021
  20. Point Reno, Washington DC – June 15th, 2021
  21. Ebright Azimuth, DE – June 15th, 2021
  22. Mt. Frissell, CT – June 16th, 2021
  23. Mt. Graylock, MA – June 16th, 2021
  24. Mt. Marcy, NY – June 17th, 2021
  25. Mt. Mansfield, VT – June 18th, 2021
  26. Mt. Katahdin / Baxter Peak, ME – June 21st, 2021
  27. Mt. Washington, NH – June 22nd, 2021
  28. Jerimoth Hill, RI – June 22nd, 2021
  29. High Point, NJ – June 23rd, 2021
  30. Mt. Davis, PA – June 23rd, 2021
  31. Backbone Mountain (Hoye-Crest), MD – June 23rd, 2021
  32. Spruce Knob, WV – June 23rd, 2021

U.S. National Parks

  • Acadia National Park, Maine
  • Arches National Park, Utah
  • Badlands National Park, South Dakota
  • Big Bend National Park, Texas
  • Biscayne National Park, Florida
  • Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Colorado
  • Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah
  • Canyonlands National Park, Utah
  • Capitol Reef National Park, Utah
  • Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico
  • Channel Islands National Park, California
  • Congaree National Park, South Carolina
  • Crater Lake National Park, Oregon
  • Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Ohio
  • Death Valley National Park, California and Nevada
  • Denali National Park, Alaska
  • Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida
  • Everglades National Park, Florida
  • Gates of the Arctic National Park, Alaska
  • Gateway Arch National Park, Missouri
  • Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska
  • Glacier National Park, Montana
  • Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
  • Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
  • Great Basin National Park, Nevada
  • Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado
  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park, North Carolina and Tennessee
  • Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Texas
  • Haleakala National Park, Hawaii
  • Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii
  • Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas
  • Indiana Dunes National Park, Indiana
  • Isle Royale National Park, Michigan
  • Joshua Tree National Park, California
  • Katmai National Park, Alaska
  • Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska
  • Kings Canyon National Park, California
  • Kobuk Valley National Park, Alaska
  • Lake Clark National Park, Alaska
  • Lassen Volcanic National Park, California
  • Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky
  • Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado
  • Mount Rainier National Park, Washington
  • National Park of American Samoa, American Samoa
  • New River Gorge National Park, West Virginia
  • North Cascades National Park, Washington
  • Olympic National Park, Washington
  • Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona
  • Pinnacles National Park, California
  • Redwood National Park, California
  • Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado
  • Saguaro National Park, Arizona
  • Sequoia National Park, California
  • Shenandoah National Park, Virginia
  • Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota
  • Virgin Islands National Park, Virgin Islands
  • Voyageurs National Park, Minnesota
  • White Sands National Park, New Mexico
  • Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota
  • Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, Alaska
  • White Dome Geyser in Yellowstone National Park
  • Yellowstone National Park, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming
  • Yosemite National Park, California
  • Zion National Park, Utah

Seven Wonders of the World

  • Great Pyramid of Giza, Egypt
  • Great Wall of China
  • Petra, Jordan
  • Colosseum, Rome, Italy
  • Chichen Itza, Yucatán, Mexico
  • Machu Picchu, Cuzco Region, Peru
  • Taj Mahal, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India
  • Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

My Fitness Goals

You can read more about my story, and see my progress, at MyFitnessPal.

The Continuing Adventures